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CARES Act Part One | Understanding PPP - Payroll Protection Program Friday, April 3, 2020 2:00pm EASTERN, 1:00pm CENTRAL, 11:00am PACIFIC

CARES Act Becomes Law-What It Means
A FREE Two-Part Informational Webinar from AELL

What you don't know and understand CAN hurt you! Don't miss this important two-part informational webinar with leading child care law and human resources experts Ron McGuckin, J.D. and Dawn Martini of McGuckin & Associates. These webinars will feature up-to-date, clarified information about the recently passed CARES Act and how it impacts your business and your future!

Part One | Understanding PPP - Payroll Protection Program
with Ron McGuckin, J.D.
Friday, April 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. CST

Please note that this is an informational webinar and no training hours or certificates will be provided.
4/3/20201:00pm CDT1.5 hours
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CARES Act Part Two | All About Unemployment... Wednesday, April 8, 2020 1:00pm EASTERN, 12:00pm CENTRAL, 10:00am PACIFIC

CARES Act Becomes Law-What It Means
A FREE Two-Part Informational Webinar from AELL

What you don't know and understand CAN hurt you! Don't miss this important two-part informational webinar with leading child care law and human resources experts Ron McGuckin, J.D. and Dawn Martini of McGuckin & Associates. These webinars will feature up-to-date, clarified information about the recently passed CARES Act and how it impacts your business and your future!

Part Two | All About Unemployment...
with Dawn Martini
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. CST

Please note that this is an informational webinar and no training hours or certificates will be provided.
4/8/202012:00pm CDT1.5 hours
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Flexible Classrooms: Spark Creativity By Bringing The Outdoors Inside Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:00pm EASTERN, 12:00pm CENTRAL, 10:00am PACIFIC

Discover the latest outdoor classroom trends and how you can bring nature into your classroom with carpets, soft play, storage, and furniture. An early childhood product development lead will share how to create an atmosphere of meaningful exploration and learning to provide tranquil sensory experiences and spark learning creativity. This webinar will share a behind the scenes look at new features and products to look for when correlating learning outcomes with educational products. We will also follow-up with an easy shopping checklist of top flexible classroom products on Amazon Business to all attendees.

Presenters:
Michele Swanston - Innovation Lead, Excelligence Classroom Furniture
Rachel Kean - Early Childhood Customer Advisor Lead, Amazon Business

1 Administrative Training Hour Provided
4/15/202012:00pm CDT1 hour
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Improving Kindergarten Readiness by Using Methods Based on the "Connections Theory" by Dr. Brene Brown Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:00pm EASTERN, 12:00pm CENTRAL, 10:00am PACIFIC

According to the "Connections" theory introduced by author and researcher Dr. Brene Brown, we are all "wired for connections." This session addresses six connection points in early education programs: staff connections, staff-to-student connections, student peer connections, staff connections with parents, parent connections with their child, and parent connections with each other in the micro-community of the early education program. Attendees will learn actual techniques to help all six of these connection points. Teachers will learn classroom guidance techniques that help students have higher self-esteem and stronger emotional readiness to learn, which is proven to improve kindergarten-readiness.

Presenter: Susan Testaguzza, CEO of LifeCubby

1 Administrative Training Hour Provided
4/29/202012:00pm CDT1 hour
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Why Do All the Good Ones Leave? Keeping & Developing Your Most Talented Staff Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:00pm EASTERN, 2:00pm CENTRAL, 12:00pm PACIFIC

It is common in the early childhood field that the good ones leave for "bigger and better" pastures. Let’s investigate this phenomenon and look at small things we can do to make a big impact in our programs with respect to talent development and long-term retention.

Presenter: Miriam Dressler of August Education

1 Administrative Training Hour Provided
5/6/20202:00pm CDT1 hour
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WOW Webinar: The Full Enrollment Formula: 5 Easy Steps to Your ‘Forever’ Wait-List Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:00pm EASTERN, 12:00pm CENTRAL, 10:00am PACIFIC

In this session, Kris Murray will walk you through her proven 5-step formula for growing your child care center enrollment. You will learn key strategies for building trust with prospective parents, how to get more leads, how to improve your phone skills, and how to convert more tours to
enrollments who are excited to say “Yes!” on the spot. Not only will these concrete ideas and strategies result in more enrollment and revenue right away, they will help you stay full for the long term, in any economy, in any type of market.

Presenter: Kris Murray of The Child Care Success Company

1.5 Administrative Training Hours Provided
5/13/202012:00pm CDT1.5 hours
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Hybrid Assessment: Making the Transition from Print to Digital Blend Painlessly Wednesday, May 20, 2020 1:00pm EASTERN, 12:00pm CENTRAL, 10:00am PACIFIC

This session will provide tips and tricks to using authentic assessments to capture growth and development of children in your care, whether print or digitally. We will share formats for print observation techniques, blending them with ideas for capturing evidence via photo and video, and strategies for keeping it all organized. Finally, we will demonstrate how to use these assessments to inform lesson planning in your learning environment.

Presenters: Beth Ehlis of Funshine Express

1.5 Administrative Training Hours Provided
5/20/202012:00pm CDT1.5 hours
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Building Meaningful Professional Development Plans with Each Employee Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:00pm EASTERN, 2:00pm CENTRAL, 12:00pm PACIFIC

Professional Development Plans are great tools to use to promote staff growth and skills development. But often they are put down on paper and never really enacted. In this webinar we’ll look at how to create these with each employee rather than for them, and ways in which these plans can become actionable.

Presenter: Miriam Dressler of August Education

1 Administrative Training Hour Provided
6/3/20202:00pm CDT1 hour
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WOW Webinar: The Laws of Growth Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:00pm EASTERN, 12:00pm CENTRAL, 10:00am PACIFIC

Presenter: Lori Buxton, Managing Director of the Association for Early Learning Leaders

1.5 Administrative Training Hours Provided
6/17/202012:00pm CDT1.5 hours
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School Readiness-Managing the Parents' Expectations and Understanding of What It Is Wednesday, July 1 2020 3:00pm EASTERN, 2:00pm CENTRAL, 12:00pm PACIFIC

School- or Kindergarten Readiness is something every manager has to explain and talk about with families. In pre-k, parents are worried that their children aren’t reading and writing on cue, and even some parents of toddlers are wondering when academics are going to be introduced! In this webinar, we are going to look at ways in which we can allay parents’ fears, reframe their expectations and provide them with solid, evidence based information that will answer their school readiness questions.

Presenter: Miriam Dressler of August Education

1 Administrative Training Hour Provided
7/1/20202:00pm CDT1 hour
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Creating Rich, Inclusive, and Joyful Learning Environments at your School Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:00pm EASTERN, 12:00pm CENTRAL, 10:00am PACIFIC

Discover the latest product trends to help you design and create classrooms and learning spaces that welcome and speak to all students and families - respecting the diverse assets and needs of every child. We will share ideas and products that can help you create a learning environment that opens up multiple possibilities for teaching and learning for students with different learning and physical abilities. The physical environment and setup of classrooms matters when it comes to insuring that every child learns, grows and develops to his/her full potential. This webinar will share a behind the scenes look at new features and products based on best practices in child development, research on social-emotional learning, and principles for the design of optimal learning environments. We will also follow-up with an easy shopping checklist of top inclusive classroom products on Amazon Business to all attendees.

Presenters:
Ms. Lisa Lasky, Managing Director National Equity Project
Mr. Lee Siegel, Founding Partner ECR4KIDS
Mrs. Rachel Kean, Early Childhood Customer Advisor Lead, Amazon Business

1 Administrative Training Hour Provided
7/15/202012:00pm CDT1 hour
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Association Webinar Series

FREE WEBINARS

Earn 1 to 1.5 Administrative Training Hours – A certificate will be provided within 7 business days via the email address provided during webinar registration.

Visit the Calendar of Events for our 2019 Webinar schedule.

Wednesday Webinar

Webinars are designed to accommodate the busy schedule of directors providing education and insight to all aspects of directing an early care and education program. Sessions by experts from around the country focus on leadership, administration, training, business practices, legal issues, program quality and resources. Resource webinars are an opportunity for our vendor members to share solutions to your common challenges such as parent communication, playground needs and curriculum. During these webinars presenters are given permission to share their products.

Our Webinars are divided into the following categories:

 

  • Administration
  • Legal
  • Health & Safety
  • Staff Development
  • Curriculum

National Accreditation Commission
Discover Excellence Webinar Series

Tuesdays, 3:00 p.m. ETS, 2:00 p.m. CDT, 12:00 p.m. PDT

These 1.5 hour webinars are designed to guide you through the National Accreditation Commission Process.

The Discover Excellence webinar series is divided into the following categories:

  • Self-study process
  • Administrator’s report
  • Health and safety
  • Classroom observation
  • Requesting your validation visit
  • The validation visit
  • Ongoing compliance

 

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The Association uses the GoToWebinar platform. Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirmation, along with the option to add the webinar information to your email calendar. You will have the option to utilize a computer or smart device. Learn more on how to setup for our webinars by reading the Attendee Reference Guide.

Webinar Training Certificates/Transcripts

A certificate for training hours will be issued to those who attend webinar training. Active participants will be issued a training certificate within 7 business days via the email address provided during webinar registration. Questions about certificates can be directed to Aryam Andom, [email protected].

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